Board of Directors
Position: Self-employed, Chairman and member of several Boards
Role: Chairman of the Board and Chair of Compensation Comittee
Education: Master in Economics (Cand.oecon) by the University of Oslo (1978)
Relevant experience: 30 years of experience from business and politics, including the position as State Secretary, Minister for Fisheries and Minister for Petroleum and Energy. Broad experience in Board-work, strategy and analysis. Worked 23 years in Hydro, the last 9 years as CEO.
Member of the Board since: 2017
Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 2,850 (through his 100 per cent-owned company Mocca Invest AS)
Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Member of the Advisory Board of Stena Group, Chairman of the Board of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess' Foundation, Constructor Group AS, Anaxo Capital AS and AS Backe. Non-executive Director of Globeleq Ltd.
Position: Managing Partner Norway, Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Company AS.
Role: Deputy chair of the Board and Member of Compensation Comittee
Education: Engineer Exam at the University of Bergen (1974),IT studies, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology USA (1980/1981).
Other: Eight years as Cabinet Minister, City Chief Commissioner and Mayor in Bergen, 20 years in the IT business.
Member of the Board since: 2015.
Committee: Compensation Committee
Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 2,000 (through her 50 per cent-owned company AGSE Consulting).
Directorship outside of KONGSBERG: Member of the Board of Bergen Art Association, Deputy Chair of the Board of Nordhordland helsehus IKS.
Position: CEO of Visma AS
Role: Member of the board
Education: CEMS Master’s Degree in International Management, Universitat St. Gallen, Switzerland, Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration, NHH, Norway, Major in Finance One-year program in Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
Relevant experience: Has worked in Arthur Andersen and EY for a total of 10 years, working within Finance and Human Resources. Has more than 9 years of experience in Visma, working with overall strategy, M&A and Human Resources and 8 years in different roles in Top Management in Visma.
Member of the Board since: 2021
Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 0
Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Board Member of Visma Software International AS, PowerOffice AS, Visma Software AS, Visma Enterprise A/S, Visma Software Labs AS, Visma AS, Visma Raet BV, Finance AB, Visma e-conomic A/S, Visma Group Holding AS, Metatron AS, Visma Norge Holding AS, Visma Treasury AS, Visma Danmark Holding A/S, Visma Sverige Holding AB, Visma Finland Holding Oy, Visma Solutions Oy, Visma International Holding AS, Supervisory board for Visma Nederland BV, Roadtrip AS and Archangel AS.
PER A. SØRLIE
Position: CEO of Borregaard ASA
Role: Member of the Board and member of Audit Comittee
Education: Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration, Bergen (1980)
Special Experience: Been employed by Borregaard since 1990, since 1999 as CEO and former CFO and EVP for the Fine Chemicals division. Former CFO at Bjølsen Valsemølle og Hafslund's US-Business
Member of the board since: 2019
Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 3,400
Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Deputy Chair of Inspiria Science Center AS, former board member of Sampo Group, Elkem and Tomra (Deputy Chairman) and Chairman of the Norwegian Industry.
Position: Executive Director Technology, Arendals Fossekompani ASA.
Role: Member og the Board and Chair of Audit Comittee Comittee.
Education: Norwegian Institute of Technology (1991), Electric power.
Member of the Board since: 2013.
Committee: Audit committee
Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 3,027
Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Arendals Water Resources Usage Community, Markedskraft and Flumill.
Position: R&D Manager Electronic Design, Subsea Acoustic Technology
Education: Certificate in production of electronics
Special experience: Former board member of Kongsberg Maritime AS (4 years)
Number of years on the Board: 1
Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 216
Directorships outside KONGSBERG: No one
Position: Project Manager KONGSBERG Technology Forum, KONGSBERG Maritime
Education: PhD within Technology Management at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, 2019), Visiting Student Scholar within Organizational Research at Stanford University (2016), Master of Science (Siv.ing) Industrial Economics & Technology Management (NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, 2013), Mechanical Engineer (B.Sc.) Product Development & Systems Design at NTNU Campus Ålesund (former Ålesund University College, 2011), and Certificate as a Skilled Worker in the subject CNC-Operator (2008).
Special experience: 15 years of experience within Industry and Business Development and broad academic background within Industrial Innovation and Sustainability. Over 10 years of Board-work experience including Tekna Ålesund, JA Alumni Norway (Ungt Entreprenørskap), and YoungShip Møre. Employed by the company since 2006.
Number of years on the Board: 1
Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 1.073
Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Board member Ålesund Ballet School & the Welfare Club Bølgen (KONGSBERG site Ålesund)
Jo Even Bjerknes
Position: Production Planner/Technician
Education: Technical College Mechatronics 2010, Certified Industrial Mechanic 1987
Special experience: 10 years’ experience in IDS as Project and Production Planner, started as apprentice in Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk in 1986, worked more than 20 years in Norsk Jetmotor and Kongsberg Automotive as mechanic. More than 20 years in Union Board work.
Number of years on the Board: 0
Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 177
Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Deputy member of Dept. 29 FLT Kongsberg, Chairman of the Board of FLT KDA.